View Full Version : My throbbing head!!!!!
04-30-2006, 05:22 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions to alleviate my headache that doesn't seem to go away? I know I'm still doing some detox as I've been very bloated and gassy lately and tired and can't seem to kick this headache. I don't think it's probably a good idea to mask it with pain relievers (ie tylenol, etc) but to let my body run its course and eliminate whatever is there right now. It's just that this headache is so bad that it's making me very tired when it hits and it seems to focus right behind my eyes and in my jaw. I'm very moody right now and discouraged with everything when this happens. I should probably mention that my dr has also taken me off my thyroid meds to reevaluate what my body is really doing. Since doing that my mood and outlook have been very poor which is very unlike me. I'm usually a very happy, positive person and this is really wearing on me. So....although I'm guessing all of this is just part of the detox process, are there any suggestions to help alleviate the symptoms as they come and go and keep coming? This is just not good this way right now. When it all happens I just want to cry because my head hurts and I get so discouraged and moody. :( I've tried sleeping off the headaches but it doesnt seem to help. Anyone with suggestions for me????
04-30-2006, 06:10 PM
Are you familiar with essential oils? If you are, you can use lavendar oil for it. It is wonderful for headaches. Just rub some on your temples, base of your neck and behind your ears.
04-30-2006, 06:12 PM
How often should I apply these oils? I have a migrane stick with lavendar and peppermint oils in it...not sure if it has other things too. I'll check. Maybe i'll try that. I haven't noticed that it helped in the past, but i'll try anything right now. Thanks.
04-30-2006, 06:14 PM
Drink a lot of water!
04-30-2006, 06:36 PM
magnesium or b-12 methylcobalamin.
k :) :)
04-30-2006, 06:48 PM
I'm taking extra b12 right now every other day the methyel...whatever it was you said...that's the one I'm taking. Why take magnesium? I was reading another post afew days ago taht someone was taking magnesium for headaches. They also added more nuts back into their diet and that helped too. Are nuts high in magnesium? I have limited my nut consumption greatly becuase my body can't digest them very well right now. Could that be part of my headaches too?
04-30-2006, 06:52 PM
any particular type of magnesium? liquid, powder mix-in-your-drink, etc. i used to take natural calm (powder, mix in your drink) a few years ago. if you know of a particular brand or type that would be helpful?
04-30-2006, 07:17 PM
I just take Metagenics brand which according to my roomate who is getting her Master in public health, is the best you can buy. I am will to bet any magnesium will do though. I also use bulk magnesium that I bought at the health food store.
Lady Green Jeans
04-30-2006, 07:29 PM
Good suggestions thus far. Drinking plenty of water gets my thumbs up, too. Chronic sinus infections/headaches here, so I use a nettie pot to cleanse the sinuses with salt water. May be helpful.
05-01-2006, 01:17 AM
long hot bathes, dark rooms, no bright lights, no loud noises, warm hands, lavendar oil, sleep, drink plenty of water, also a foot rub always makes my head ache go away.
I'm sorry you going through this.
05-01-2006, 03:45 AM
i rub peppermint on my forehead which helps alot with headaches..also placing copper on it helps with the pain and use of crystals
05-01-2006, 04:29 AM
cheflissy, I have a friend that I teach with that gets really bad migraines. She said that taking magnesium really helps her a lot. I think she just takes tablets from HFS.
05-01-2006, 05:45 AM
sorry to hear you're going thru this. i have been a migraine sufferer for over 20 years :( , so have tried everything and anything to alleviate them. raw and living foods seem to be decreasing the severity and frequency, in addition to many other health benefits i've experienced in the 4 months i've been raw.
as others have mentionned, magnesium deficiency is very common, would be a preventive measure, tho. spinach, swiss chard, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, bananas, almonds, avocados . magnesium helps to relax your muscles and nerves, and keeps your blood circulating smoothly.
google migraines and cayenne, migraine and ginger-will give you lots of info on how to use these. of course, these are abortive methods. for me, i would just eat the ginger raw, and i think it helps to contract/relax the blood vessels (migraines are constrictive). or you could put it in a cup of warm water with lemon. with cayenne, i would eat a hot salsa and that would do the job. alissa's chili would do great, i think.
all the suggestions by rawpriestess have worked for me as well.
acupuncture also was helpful, but expensive. i learned a cheaper version, whereby you press a spot inbetween the thumb and forefinger...they have a picture of it at this WEBSITE (http://www.wholehealthmd.com/hc/migraine/details_acupressure/1,1625,492,00.html)
i hope your doctor can help you in finding solutions to your overall health. i have found naturopaths extremely helpful in giving me alternatives to the drug oriented allopathic medicine, so you may want to check out someone in your area if you'd like a "second opinion" to your thyroid concern.
05-01-2006, 09:04 AM
Thank you all so much for your advice. It definatly was a migrane yesterday and not pleasant. My poor mom! I wasn't that pleasant on the phone to her....oops! :( I have an appointment with my RVD today to discuss my thyroid, so I'll ask about my headaches. I will difinately head to the hfs and get some magnesium. I used to take some several years ago but never noticed any difference. Maybe it was working and I just didnt' know it. Thanks again. Maybe today I will feel better. I sure hope so. Migraines/headaches are never fun no matter how bad or little they hurt!!
I have suffered from chronic tension headache and migraine for most of my life (until I discovered raw, that is!), and I have found that 99.99% of my headaches are food-related. I know that some people find relief by taking magnesium or using essential oils or herbal teas or massage or warm baths, but honestly none of these things work for me when my headache is due to food sensitivity. Usually, the headache means I'm detoxing something I shouldn't have eaten, and I just have to ride it out.
I'm not trying to be a downer -- just wanted to let you know that, if you find that nothing except RAW cures your headaches, you're not the only one. :) My strategy for staying mostly raw is remembering the migraine pain and thinking to myself how it's simply not worth the pain to eat _________ (insert non-raw temptation here).
05-01-2006, 11:51 PM
For me it is enemas and greens that made my headaches go away, but i still get them if I fast or get fever. Colon and stomach problems are most likely the cause of migraine or any other disease, so cleansing them helps.I take several enemas in a row as soon as I feel headache comming.
05-01-2006, 11:57 PM
Make sure you are getting enough essential fatty acids and B-12 methylcobalamin (both have to do with the brain). When I started cutting down on my fats I started to get headaches.
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